There are 5 ways to get from Sofia to Shumen by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus ETAP Group  •  5 h 30 min

$16 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus Biomet  •  6 h 11 min

$6 - $10

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. 2601 / ...

$12 - $13

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. 276 miles

$40 - $65

Fly, bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. SOF - VAR

$25 - $121

What companies run services between Sofia, Bulgaria and Shumen, Bulgaria?

ETAP Group operates a bus from Sofia to Shumen every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Bulgarian Railways (BDZh) operates a train from Sofia to Shumen 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $13 and the journey takes 5 h 51 min.

Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Website
air.bg
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Varna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Train operators
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Bus operators
ETAP Group
Website
etapgroup.com
Bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Shumen
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
etapgroup.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Shumen
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Veliko Tarnovo to Shumen
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Varna to Shumen
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Avtogari
Email
office@avtogari.info
Website
avtogari.info
Bus from Sofia to Shumen
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Bus from Varna to Shumen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
avtogari.info
Biomet
Phone
:+3599884551
Email
office@biomet.bg
Website
biomet.bg
Bus from Sofia to Veliko Tarnovo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
biomet.bg
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Varna to Shumen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Avtoekspres
Phone
+359 (0) 52 757 044
Email
info@autogaravn.com
Website
autogaravn.com
Bus from Varna to Shumen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
autogaravn.com
Razgrad Municipality Bus
Website
razgrad.bg
Bus from Varna Zob to Shumen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
razgrad.bg

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sofia and Shumen is 300 km. The road distance is 442 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sofia to Shumen is to bus which costs $6 - $10 and takes 6 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Sofia to Shumen is to fly and bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $24 - $130.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sofia and arriving at Shumen. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 51 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sofia - Central Bus Station and arriving at Shumen. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

The bus from Sofia - Central Bus Station to Shumen takes 5 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.